About this object

A block printed Tibetan manuscript or pecha. A copy of The Story of the Cuckoo by stag phu ba blo bzang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan. The manuscript has 133 folios.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1912 - 1942
  • Measurements
    folio: 540 mm x 84 mm; x 21 1/4 in x 3 5/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: the descriptions and page translations found in the inscriptions field have been provided by Dr Karma Phuntsho, during cataloguing for, 'The Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts (TMRBM) project', University of Cambridge. Manuscripts 103a-d were kept together by Bell and only one pair of book covers and ties (50.31.103e and f) is associated with 50.31.103a-d.

    A paper label in Bell's writing is associated with this pecha (although this is stored with 50.31.102a), the text reads, 'A12 Gendün Truppa // A14 Sönam Gyatso // A19 Butön Rimpoche (but other copy is correctly indexed) // Barmiak 14 Story of cuckoo'. And in biro pen 'A18 Gyarab Salwe Melong'.

    Written by Emma Martin
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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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